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Erections: Performance Worries

From the Show: HER
Summary: Learn about the physiological response of the penis, how erections normally function, and what can be done when your member is on strike.
Air Date: 2/14/19
Duration: 34:47
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Aaron Spitz, MD
Dr. Aaron SpitzAaron Spitz, MD, is one of America's top urologists, and he serves as the chief representative for urologists to the American Medical Association (AMA), as well as immediate past president of the California Urological Association (CUA). He has served as an assistant clinical professor at UC Irvine's Department of Urology. He advocates on behalf of the many needs of his patients as well as across the nation. He has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio health reports, and in as many newspaper and magazine articles. He is a regularly featured expert on "The Doctors" daytime TV show. 

Dr. Spitz is a nationally recognized expert in male fertility and contraception, micro-surgical vasectomy reversal, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease and telemedicine. He is involved in many clinical research trials and has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Spitz received his medical education at the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.  He did his internship and residency at LA County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, and did his fellowship at Baylor University College of Medicine, Scott Department of Urology, Houston, TX.
Erections: Performance Worries
Sexual health concerns everyone. Knowing what’s going on in a man’s world provides insight into his sexual well-being.

Performance Challenges

Men over age 50 have some degree of limited sexual response. While sexual response for men is largely physical, it riddles many with shame, guilt and embarrassment. Partners feel undesirable or worry about affairs when it’s just physical.

Young men also face performance issues, but these are largely based on the assumption of what is normal. Learning the reality of biology helps reduce shame and disappointment when the body doesn’t respond on demand.

Erection difficulties are often related to chronic diseases. Diabetes and heart disease affect overall health. Addressing the underlying issue can help. In fact, trouble getting or maintaining an erection is an early indication of heart disease. If it happens a few times, see your doctor.

An erection typically lasts five to six minutes during intercourse. Upon climax, adrenaline is released in the body to shut down the erection and resume regular blood flow. Erectile supplements and medications support or stimulate the rise and fall of the erection.

Men, know you are not alone when you don’t rise to the occasion when expected.

Listen as Dr. Aaron Spitz joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss erections and performance concerns.


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